Khione Outdoor Gear, led by mechanical engineering grad students Casey Messick and Caleb Lystrup, won both SIOY first place and the crowd favorite award. Their product, SHEL, is a lightweight hammock covering that uses heat transfer technology to keep campers warm. Read more.
More than 800 elementary and middle school students plunked down self-built robots in the Lehi Legacy Center pool and maneuvered them through a series of underwater obstacles in the annual Utah Underwater Robotics Competition. BYU engineering and technology faculty and students started the program five years ago to help Utah school children learn STEM principles in a fun setting.
In 2014, Amy Briggs was chosen for a WE@BYU Research Mentorship. The mentorship allows first- and second-year female students in the engineering and technology college to do research work while being mentored by a faculty member in a laboratory. In addition to research experience, the mentorship provided Briggs with confidence, the ability to ask for help, and a desire to get involved.